The following reports were previously accessible via the MaDOx website.

1. Handheld HeartScan ECG monitor for detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care

2. Dermoscopy for the diagnosis of melanoma in Primary Care

3. Chlamydia trachomatis in Primary Care using self-taken swabs

4. Pulse Oximetry in Primary Care

5. The D-Dimer Test for ruling out Deep Vein Thrombosis in Primary Care

6. A portable handheld electronic nose in the diagnosis of cancer, asthma and infection

7. Point of Care Test (POCT) for glycosylated haemaglobin HbA1c

8. Point of Care blood test for ketones in diabetes patients

9. Point of Care test for the analysis of lipid panels

10. Point of Care urine albumin:creatinine ratio test for the early detection and management of renal disease and as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

11. Point of Care test for total white blood cell count

12. Point of Care International Normalised Ratio coagulometers for self-management of oral anticoagulation

13. Point of Care test for cardiac troponin

14. Estimating central blood pressure and arterial stiffness in primary care using non-invasive automated pulse wave analysis

15. Spirometry in primary care for COPD case finding, self-monitoring and remote technology

16. Diagnostic Technology: Automated lung sound analysis for asthma

17. Diagnostic Technology: Point of Care test (POCT) for C-reactive protein (CRP)

18. Point of Care testing for Hepatitis C virus

19. Point of Care B-type natriuretic peptide testing

20. Hand-held nerve conduction measurement devices for carpal tunnel syndrome

21. Point of Care test for procalcitonin to improve the early diagnosis of serious bacterial infections in patients presenting in Primary Care

22. Point of Care tests for influenza in children

23. Point of Care testing for coeliac disease

24. Autoimmune markers for the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Primary Care

25. Non-contact infrared thermometers

26. Screening instruments for frailty in Primary Care

27. iPhone, iPod and iPad add-on or plug-in medical devices

28. Alternative sampling methods for collection of urine specimens in older adults

29. Point of Care testing for thyroid stimulating hormone

30. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurment

31. Genotyping polymorphisms affecting warfarin metabolism

32. Hand-held ECG monitors for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Primary Care

The horizon scanning reports summarise why the technology is important, provide an overview of the current available evidence and assess whether it could be adopted in the NHS and if so, what the requirements are for the delivery of the technology into practice.

These reports are freely accessible and disseminated to the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and commissioners of health care services to facilitate adoption and identify further research requirements.

Methods can be downloaded here.

We are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and collaborate with the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University.

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